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Philosophy and the Sciences of Exercise, Health and Sport

Critical Perspectives on Research Methods

Philosophy and the Sciences of Exercise, Health and Sport by Mike McNamee
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Philosophy and the Sciences of Exercise, Health and Sport is a unique interdisciplinary study that calls on researchers in these disciplines to reflect more critically on the nature and aims of scientific enquiry. In doing so, the book questions the underlying assumptions and development of science itself.

Written by a range of internationally respected philosophers, scientists and social scientists, each chapter addresses a key issue in research methodology. Questions asked by the authors include:

  • Do natural and social scientists need to understand the philosophy of science?
  • Are statistics misused in sport and exercise science research?
  • Is sport science research gender-biased?
  • How do external and commercial interests skew professional guidelines in health and sport reserach?
  • Should scientists focus their attention on confirmation of theories, or on attempts to falsify them?

Philosophy and the Sciences of Exercise, Health and Sport serves notice to exercise, health and sport researchers to think more philosophically about their subject and its scientific bases. It is essential reading for postgraduate researchers seeking to establish a sound theoretical foundation for their work.

Taylor and Francis; June 2004
216 pages; ISBN 9781134421435
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Title: Philosophy and the Sciences of Exercise, Health and Sport
Author: Mike McNamee
 
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0203506006
9780203506004
9780415300162
9781134421435
9781134421442